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FSF is pleased to offer you a team of seasoned trial attorneys who can advocate before a judge or a jury or an arbitrator and are ready, willing and able to accept cases which are on the cusp of trial.  Our team has the ability and resources to absorb a large amount of information in a short period of time and present it persuasively at trial.

Furthermore, FSF offers a robust appellate practice for those seeking relief from verdicts, judgements and other orders, including interlocutory orders (provisional orders which take place during litigation) and those responding to such appeals.  We provide superlative counseling on the merits and consequences of appellate practice and procedure and our seasoned attorneys argue in all Appellate Courts, both Federal and State, to which the State of New York is subject.


FSF attorneys provide superlative representation to restaurants and service establishments. We possess the resources to counsel them in all aspects of business or any disputes which may arise.


We can help you with:

  • Leasing

  • Liquor License Applications

  • Sidewalk Cafe Applications

  • Open Restaurants Program Outdoor Seating 

  • Governmental Liaison

  • Defense of Disciplinary Actions

  • Acquisition and Sale of Business

  • Buildout - Contractor

  • Litigation (Affirmative or Defense)

  • Vendor Contracts and Disputes

  • Labor/Fair Labor Standards Act


FSF takes a pragmatic approach to litigation, balancing zealous advocacy with conscientious problem solving to maintain our track record of successful outcomes. We provide premier, full service representation from inception to verdict.


We provide representation in a wide variety of areas including, without limitation:

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Contract disputes, fraud, and related claims

  • Construction Defect/Property Damage

  • Contractor and Subcontractor Litigation

  • Design Professional Liability

  • Torts/Negligence

  • Adjoining Landowner Disputes, 881’s, Trespass, Nuisance

  • Ownership Disputes, Actions to Quiet Title

  • Sponsor Related Litigation

  • Defense-side Personal Injury

  • Mechanics Lien Disputes

  • Employment and Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) Claims

  • Civil Rights/42 USC § 1983

  • Arbitration and Mediation

  • Article 78 Proceedings

  • Appeals and Appellate Advocacy


FSF provides full service representation for our clients’ real estate needs, and the unique issues facing cooperative and condominium boards and sponsors, addressing contractual issues, elections, corporate governance, compliance and related disputes. Our lawyers will assist navigating the labyrinthine applicable laws and rules in an efficient, cost effective manner.


Our services include:

  • Full Service Cooperative and Condominium Representation

  • Leasing, and Related Transactions or Lease-Related Disputes

  • Corporate Governance/Board Representation/Elections

  • Local Law and Community Board Issues

  • Complex Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Proceedings

  • Rent Regulated Tenancy Buyouts

  • Zoning and Land Use

  • Development Issues and Adjoining Neighbor Issues

  • Negotiating Access / License Agreements and other Related Contracts

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings and Refinancing

  • Rent Stabilization/Rent Control Representation

  • Housing Maintenance Code and Multiple Dwelling Law issues

  • HPD Violation Correction and Certification

  • Rent proceedings before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)

  • Federal litigation related to alleged violations of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

  • Landlord Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act (FDCPA) compliance

  • Yellowstone Injunctions and Related Commercial Litigation

  • Prosecution of or Opposition to RPAPL §881 Applications and Litigation Arising out of License Agreements


  • D.O.C (Department of Corrections) defense 

  • Government Employees 

  • Disciplinary Actions

  • OATH Trials 

  • Civil Service Commission 

  • Article 78 Appeals 

  • Defends from all stages; investigation, charges, plea, trial proceedings 


FSF attorneys represent state-licensed businesses and persons to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable laws, appearing before tribunals to defend against City and State Agencies seeking fines, penalties, or licensure revocation.  It is vital to protect valuable licensure assets, which bolster a company's goodwill and marketplace value. FSF knows how to strategize toward optimal results in such proceedings or related appeals. 

FSF also provides full-service restaurateur licensing services and counsel regarding:​

  • Hearings and Applications before the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)

  • Hearings, Applications, and Licensure before the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)

  • Hearings at the New York City Environmental Control Board (ECB)

  • Zoning and Land Use Applications before the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

  • License revocation hearings before OATH

  • License renewals, reinstatement, and related hearings under DOB jurisdiction


Businesses face many modern challenges, and their survival depends on whether they can grow.  Growth requires constant adaptation, and the ability to meeting this objective requires highly competent advocates guarding against threats to property, projects, contracts and customers.Whether proactively or reactively, business owners need to address legal problems head-on through trusted counsel.  At FSF, we remain committed to cultivating such trust the moment we are retained.

We also believe that educated business clients are those best equipped to flourish over the long term; to that end, we pride ourselves on educating our clients every step of the way, helping them plan craft legal solutions that improve their functionality, even when that requires pivoting to new ways of transacting business — whether with vendors, suppliers, contractors or employees.   

In all manner of business disputes, FSF understands the nuances of  relationships both business and personal, and the many considerations at play; therefore, we take a proactive approach to crafting smart solutions with a mind to both practicality and longevity.  

In every instance, we  are unfailingly dedicated to a rigorous but rational approach to any kind of legal problem solving for your business needs.

  • Corporate Governance/Elections

  • Entity Formation and Dissolution

  • Contract negotiation

  • Business Purchase and Sales

  • Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

  • Fashion, Apparel Production and Related Industry Transactions

  • Trademark Prosecution, Applications, Renewals at the USPTO

  • Copyright Registration and Related Disputes

  • IP Licensing, Co-Existence, and Related Agreements

  • Asset Purchase and Non-Disclosure Negotiations and Agreements

  • Sales Agreement Enforcement and Fashion Contract Drafting, Disputes and Related Litigation


  • Felony Charges 

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter 

  • Rape

  • Sex Offenses (child porn, statutory rape) 

  • SORA Hearings 

  • Robbery 

  • Burglary 

  • Kidnapping 

  • Assault 

  • DWI

  • Gun Possession 

  • Drug Sales / Possession 

  • Grand Larceny 

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